Digest for 04-30-13


STATE

Doubleheader cancelled

KNOXVILLE, Tenn — The Arkansas softball team cancelled its doubleheader with Tennessee on Sunday due to rain in the area.

The Razorbacks won game one against Tennessee and have now won five of their last six games.

Arkansas will finish its regular season schedule this weekend when Auburn comes to Bogle Park. Game on is schedule for 6 p.m. on Friday.

NATIONAL

Jets release Tim Tebow

Florham Park, N.J. — The New York Jets have waived quarterback Tim Tebow.

The move was announced Monday morning, just three days after the Jets selected quarterback Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL Draft.

The Jets now have five quarterbacks on the roster, led by Smith, incumbent starter Mark Sanchez, last year’s backup Greg McElroy, recently signed David Garrard and Matt Simms.

Tebow spent one forgettable season with the Jets, who acquired him from Denver in March 2012. It was thought he would give the Jets another weapon in the wildcat formation, but the team rarely used him.

In 12 games last season, Tebow threw just eight passes and completed only six for 39 yards. He also ran just 32 times for 102 yards.

Cardnials send Rzepczynski to minors

St. Louis, Mo. — The St. Louis Cardinals made a move to address their faulty bullpen Monday by optioning left-hander Marc Rzepczynski to Triple-A Memphis.

Rzepczynski has contributed to the majors’ worst relief corps, allowing seven runs on 13 hits over eight innings. St. Louis is last in the league with a 6.08 bullpen ERA.

Conversely, the Cardinals’ starters boast the lowest ERA at 2.18.

Rzepczynski’s demotion created a roster spot for Seth Maness, who had his contract purchased from Memphis.

The 24-year-old right-hander, the Cardinals minor league pitcher of the year in 2012, made four starts this season for the Redbirds, going 2-2 with a 4.32 ERA.

Maness has issued only 18 walks in 247 2/3 innings throughout his minor league career.